Etymology
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bony (adj.)

"of, like, or full of bones," late 14c., from bone (n.) + -y (2). Related: Boniness.

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Definitions of bony

bony (adj.)
being very thin;
pale bony hands
Synonyms: scraggy / scraggly / boney / scrawny / skinny / underweight / weedy
bony (adj.)
composed of or containing bone;
Synonyms: osseous / osteal
bony (adj.)
having bones especially many or prominent bones;
her bony wrist
a bony shad fillet
bony fish
Synonyms: boney
From wordnet.princeton.edu